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Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is very nice and friendly guest house located not far away from Royal mile. The lady was very nice, helpful and friendly. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I will be always happy to return back at anytime I will have a chance.

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at the Ben Doran. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your very kind comments. We do hope that you will have the opportunity to return soon and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest Regards

Hawick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Stayed in the 4 star Indigo hotel in Glasgow the night prior to this 3 star Ben Doran in Edinburgh and it was £10 more, but what a difference, by that i mean very dirty and poor service. I booked a executive king room and we were put underground in the basement, and although the room and bed was very...

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay. I have been saddened by the account of your experience at the Ben Doran as we constantly work hard to provide great customer experience to each and every one of our guests. First of all, please accept my sincerest apologies for issue you encountered with regards to...

scotland
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Lovely quiet and spacious top floor room, dated decor but spotlessly clean with comfy bed. Ample breakfast with good choice of cooked, fruit, cheese and pastries. Great location with bus stop just across the road to city centre and attractions

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Gemzo for your review on the Ben Doran. Thank you for your lovely comments. We truly aim to make our guests that stay with us as comfortable as possible and it is clear that with your stay we achieved this. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. kindest regards

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Ben Doran is situated just over a mile outside the main centre of Edinburgh. The guest house was very clean and tidy and comfortable. It is not modern but that is part of the charm. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very nice. Couldn't be more pleased.

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Rachel P for taking the time to share your experience of the Ben Doran. We try hard to please our guests and make them as comfortable as possible and we are delighted that you 'couldn't be more pleased' with your stay. We do hope that you will come back and stay with us again soon. kindest regards

Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stayed here in April, arriving around 2pm it seemed a surprise that we would turn up!! The gentleman signed us in and then took us out to our room which was in the basement of the house. It was huge and you could see they were trying, however it does feel very empty, I think a small sofa and...

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Angela T Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay. I’m sad that whilst you stayed with us you did not have the true Ben Doran experience and that our usual high standards of service fell short on this occasion. Please do accept our apologies. We would be delighted to welcome you back. Kind...

Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I normally quite luck with hotels and reviews! Unfortunately wasn't perfect! The room wasn't bad size, clean, near my business meeting! The toilet was ok, except the noise from the fun extractor! I felt embarrassed to have a shower and wake up the whole floor! It was a bit of a noise should be fixed! I wish them all the...

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Just come back from 3 night stay at the Ben Doran. Very clean and comfortable room, plenty of tea/ coffee etc. Breakfast will set you up for the day with the best scrambled egg I have ever had in a B&B. Our only comment would be the noisy expellier in the bathroom, otherwise that I could not fault it. Great...

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Jo C Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran. We are delighted that you had a pleasant stay with us and found the location very central and easy to get around. We thank you for your very kind comments and it is lovely to hear that we provided the 'best scrambled eggs' you've ever...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 April 2016

It was a very pleasant experience from arrival to departure. The host of Ben Doran gave me a very warm welcome! My room was very comfortable, clean and spacious. A full scottish breakfast was included!

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Audible L for taking the time to post a review of your stay. We are delighted that you had a 'very pleasant experience' throughout your stay and that you found your room to be very comfortable. We do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Kindest Regards

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Ben Doran this week Monday to Friday. Welcome on arrival. My single room was very cosy and warm which is important to me. Pleasant decor. Very clean. Nicely furnished. Plenty tea and coffee in room. Plenty toiletries and white towels. Only complaint re breakfast the food was not very warm and on cold plates. There could have been...

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear 848christmas Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Ben Doran and for taking the time to review your stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we thank you for your kind comments. We do our best to ensure that the breakfast is fresh and hot and we apologise that on this occasion it...

Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights. Nice and cosy bedroom not very big but big enough. Bed was great. Location was good. Either walk or go with the bus to the centre of the city. Breakfast was nice and staff was very friendly. Typical Scottish guest house. I would recommend everyone to stay there.

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jlabaki, Owner at The Ben Doran Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Imke v Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at the Ben Doran. We are delighted that you had a comfortable stay and we are particularly pleased that you would recommend us. We hope that we have the opportunity of welcoming you back again to our Guest House. Kindest Regards Joseph

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ben Doran is 4 star Guest House situated in a traditional Georgian townhouse located in central Edinburgh. We offer free WiFi, car parking also full Scottish breakfast is included in the price. We pride ourselves, not only on service and accommodation, but also the quality of breakfast that we serve using only the finest local produce. We are delighted that our Edinburgh Bed & Breakfast has been given a four star rating by Visit Scotland. We care about the comfort of our guests and that's why all our rooms have been designed and furnished with a high level of care and attention to detail. Our bedrooms range from larger deluxe rooms with ensuite to smaller rooms with shared bathrooms for double/single occupancy. Each offers a charming mix of original character with modern facilities and has a beautiful hillside or Edinburgh city view. Complimentary tea, chocolate and coffee-making facilities and free Wi-Fi are also available for our guests to enjoy. Whether visiting Edinburgh on holiday, for business or perhaps family attending one of Edinburgh's universities, the Ben Doran is an ideal city centre location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ben Doran Guest House

Address: 11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2AX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: RM250 - RM881 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ben Doran Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Choose larger room at rear.”
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“There are no lifts so if you have a problem with stairs you would want to be on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 39janish, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Free parking space for 3 cars, kind of difficult to find a space with 10 rooms”
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“top floor rooms more spacious but no bath, shower only”
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“Do not eat the breakfast!”
 of 5 bubbles angelat816, 18 May 2016 | Read review
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